Ep 120: (K)Not Along, Crochet Charts, and Beeswax Wraps

Kelly Locke

 Kelly is crochet charting and modifying a cardigan to a pullover. The (K)Not Along was a smashing success with beautiful projects and fun prizes. Hear some great listener feedback about non-gaping button bands.  Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.

Two Ewes Washington Coast Meet-up

String Theory Yarn and Fiber in Seabrook, Washington, September 20-22.

Friday 9/20 late afternoon/evening wine and cheese.
Saturday 9/21 knitting and walking the beach. Shop opens at 10 am.
Sunday 9/22 morning knitting. Shop opens at 10 am.

Come for the day or knit the weekend away! Here is an RSVP form so you can let us know if you’re coming! We want to make sure we have enough goodie bags for all.

Find lodging for the weekend at Seabrook or in nearby Pacific Beach or Ocean Shores. Or join us for a day if you are nearby!    

Thank you to Jean Chambers at String Theory Yarn and Fiber for helping us put on this fun event!

Marsha’s Projects

Working on socks with Schahenmayr Regia Design Line by Arne & Carlos. I’m going to use Knitted Wit Smarties for the toes and heels.

I recently ripped out the Neskowin Shell by Kay Hopkins. I changed her pattern and it didn’t work. Too heavy and too short. The yarn is Debbie Bliss Juliet and I am knitting the Lounging Top by Joji Locatelli. Finished the yoke and about to join for the body.

Almost finished with 1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes with worsted weight Hazel Knits Cadence in the colorway Woodland. The pattern is on the Seamen’s Church Institute: Christmas at Sea. This seemed to be the perfect pattern for an adventurer and yarn is from Seattle.

I made beeswax wraps for the (K)Not Along! They turned out great. I used 4 oz. of wax for 3 half yard pieces of fabric. I got several wraps large enough for a mixing bowl a few smaller ones and then some small squares for lunch items.

Kelly’s updates

I started crocheting the yoke for Mariannes cardigan by Trine Bertelsen. The pattern has a crochet yoke, button band, and sleeve edging. I'm charting the crochet yoke part of the pattern because it is easier for me to follow and understand the directions in a chart. We talk at some length about how I’ll make the modification from cardigan to pullover. I will modify it to be a pullover. I'm using Blue Heron Egyptian Mercerized Cotton.

(K)not Along

There were so many creative fiber related projects that were not kniting, not crochet, not weaving and not spinning. From needle felting to nalbinding, from chair upholstery to sewing, the Fiber Adventurers didn’t disappoint! We talk about the projects and pull prizes for three lucky winners. Take a look at all the projects on the (K)not Along Finished Object thread on Ravelry.

Adventurer Feedback

The Fiber Adventurers also didn’t disappoint with their feedback about sweater closures. There are some great photos and explanations about grosgrain ribbon and button bands and buttonhole bands in the Episode 119 thread on Ravelry.

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